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Africa: Those behind scrapping NYSC don’t mean well for Nigeria - Sultan




The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, says those clamouring for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps scheme did not mean well for the country.

Sultan said this on Monday in his palace, when the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members currently undergoing orientation exercise paid him a courtesy visit.
His Eminence explained that the NYSC scheme was established to foster unity among Nigerian youths.

“I heard there is a bill for the scrapping of NYSC scheme at the National Assembly, let me tell you those behind that bill did not mean well for this country.

“NYSC scheme is most needed now when Nigeria is divided along ethnic, religious background.

“I welcome corp members posted to Sokoto, the most peaceful state in Nigeria. You should look at the state as your second home. I enjoined you to respect the customs, and traditions of your host communities.

“I urged you to be security conscious while staying in Sokoto, you know there are security challenges now all over the world which we here have our own share, don’t stay outside late at night, if you have any challenges, contact your district head because they are like your father and guardian,” he added.

He also affirmed that no non-indigene in the state would be touched because a Northerner is killed in Owerri, Enugu, Aba, as another person cannot bear the punishment for what someone did elsewhere.

He further disclosed that the two major religions in Nigeria, Christian and Islam are against killing innocent people for no just cause saying, “life is sacred and no one has right to take it except God.”

Earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Philip Enaberue, thanked Sultan for his unflinching support to the scheme in the state.

Enaberue further said as tradition, they were in the palace to pay homage to Sultan and seek his fatherly advice. Punch

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